Joss Whedon Wanted SPIDER-MAN & CAPTAIN MARVEL In AVENGERS: AOU
leading up to the release of the Marvel sequel, rumors were rampant that both of the above characters were set to make cameo appearances in the film. By now we know that wasn't to be -- but if the director had his way we might just have seen 'em. Click on for more, but beware of SPOILERS...
Empire has posted a SPOILER filled podcast which includes interviews with both Joss Whedon and Paul Bettany (the Vision), and some very interesting thing are discussed. Chief among them is probably the revelation that Sony and Marvel were actually talking about integrating Spider-Man into the MCU as far back as the first Avengers movie, but obviously things didn't come together until recently.
Because of this though, Whedon didn't think he'd have too much trouble using Spidey (and Captain Marvel) in the final sequence of Avengers: Age Of Ultron, which features the new team assembling in front of Captain America and Black Widow. "So I would have put both of [those characters] in, but neither of the deals were made. And then they were like, ‘We’re making a Captain Marvel movie and we’ve got ‘Spider-Man’ as a property,’ and I’m like, ‘I’ve already locked my film you [frick]ers! Thanks for nothing.”
The Spidey cameo chatter comes in around the 25.00 mark but the entire podcast is well worth a listen, as Whedon also talks about Marvel wanting to cut the farm and dream sequences, his longer (and much better sounding) version of the Thor cave scene, and a lot more.